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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

62                                      FLORA IND.ICA.                       [DUkniacece.
HAB. In Zeylania! Malaya! Aval Chittagong ! Silhet! et Assam!—
(v. v.)
-   DISTBIB. Java! Ins. PMlippin.! China australis !
Folia obovata, ovali-oblonga vel Jate lanceolata, obtusa v«l acnta, 2-5 poll, longa,
1-2 lata, nervosa, nervis superne exaratis subtus prominulis parallelis numerosis,
scaberrima et utrinque cum ramis parce adpresse pilosa, Integra subcrenata vel ser-
rata, serraturis mncronatis. Panicula divaricato-ramosa, adpresse pilosa vel tomen-
tosa, mnltiflora, hinc inde foliosa. Flares diametro £-£-poll. Sepafa reflexa.
A very variable and widely diffused plant. The hairy-fruited variety is well
marked, bat does not .appear to possess any other character, nor to be distinguish^
in any way iu distribution or range. The shape of the leaves is very variable, those
on barren shoots and on young plants being larger, more hairy, aud more conspi-
cuously serrated. According to Planchon (in Herb. Hook.) the Linnajari specimen
of D. sarmentosa has hairy fruit. As the glabrous-fruited variety i» common in
China, there can be no reasonable doubt that Loureiro*s AHeca is correctly referred
here. His Cattigonum (L c. p. 418, Trachytella Cattigonitm, 1>C. Syst., Prod. i.
70) is more doubtful, being described fructu gemino potyspenno, which agrees with
no Indian Dilleniacea. Indeed Loureiro, in comparing his pianfc with Delima sar-
mentom of Bnrmann, expressly says that the fruit is very different. The Piriyu of
Rheedfi (Hort. Mai; vii. t. 54), which is referred by Wjjldeuow *° -^- MtrmentosO)
but which De Candolle rejects under the name of J) Piriptt, as too different in ap-
pearance to be considered to belong to the present Species, appears to us to be Poty-
ffonnm Ghinense, L. If Eheeae*s figure be compared with that of Burmann (FL Ind.
t. 30. f. 3) the resemblance will, we think, sthke every one. llheede's description
is, however, very defective.
2. TETRACERA, L.
Floret hermapkroditi vel abortu poly garni. Sepala 4-6 3 petala to-
ti'dem. Stamina indc-linita. Charia 3-5, ovulis pluribus biserialibus.
Folliculi totideni, crustacei, nitidi, angulo interiori debiscentes. Se~
ndna 1-5 3 arUlata.—Frutices tcandentes, vel rarius arbores. Paniculse
terminales, vel ramulos axillaresfoliosos terminantes. '
K&rives of tropical Asia, Africa, and America. Continental India north of Ma-
laya possesses only two species, but in the islands of the Indian Archipelago they
appear .more numerous, and some of those described by Blame from'Java may yet
he found in the Malayan Peninsula: T. Heyneana (Wall. Cat. 6030!) is (as has
been noted by M. Planchou .iu Herb, Hook.) a Euphorbiaceous plant.
1, TMsevi* (Vahl, Symb..iii. 71); foliis glaberrimis supeme ni-
tidis nervis distantibus, sepalis intus sericeo-pilosis, folliculis 1-2-
spermis.—Wall. Cat. 6627 ! DO. Syst. i. 402, Prod, i, 68. T. Mala-
barica, Lam. III. t. 485,/ 1P T. Bheedei, DC. Syst. i. 402, Prod, i,
68; W. et A: Prod. i. 5 ; WlgU, Ic. t. 70; Meed. Mai. v. t. 8,
HAB. Zeylania I Malabaria 1 Concan, Graham.—(v. 8.)
~Frutex scandens, ramis rigidis angnlatis, cortice nitido cinereo. Folia oblonga vel
lanceolata, utrinque angusfcata vel apice abmpte aquminata3 integerrima vel remote et
iuconspicue paucidentata, 3-5 poll, longa, 1-2 "lata, nervis primordialibua utrinque
5-6. PanicultK panel- vel multiflorse, glabra, rarius parce strigoso-puberulfle. Brac-
leola ad ramificatiottea parvaj, lineares. Sepala ciliata, extus glabra. Semina. 1-2,
uitida, arillo inciso'-lacero, scgmentis late lancoolatis.
The principal characters by which this species is distinguished from the next arc